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Dordogne and Lot

The Dordogne is located in south west France inland from the Gironde estuary and has long been a prized holiday destination for British holiday makers. They come here for its slow, relaxed pace of life, pretty country towns and old villages, ancient castles and utterly beautiful and varied rural scenery. We have a fine selection of villas in the Dordogne that will provide the perfect holiday base for exploring the region.

The Dordogne is home to a number of fortified medieval towns. Perched on rocky outcrops, the ‘bastide’ towns (Of medieval origin) of Rocamadour, Domme and Monpazier give stunning glimpses into the history of the region and are perfect for exploring. The regional capital Sarlat has a wealth of tradition and history faithfully restored to its 17th century magnificence. Wander around its twice weekly market where you will find an array of local produce.

The region is known for its hundreds of prehistoric attractions including cave paintings, spectacular rock formations and underground rivers. Visit Les Eyzies and Lascaux II where you can see magnificent cave paintings and view the artefacts dating back 400,000 years.

Take a boat trip on a flat bottomed gabarre to explore pretty riverside villages, or if you fancy something more adventurous, you can hire a kayak at the pretty town of Brantôme and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the river Dronne at your own pace.

The department of Lot with its limestone countryside is a lovely slice of rural France; its capital, the small city of Cahors, has charming medieval streets and a unique 14th century bridge, the Pont de Valentre.

Enjoy the tranquil French countryside by car, foot or bike. Here there are miles of quiet country roads, walking trails and cycling paths. Visit the town markets or hire a canoe for a leisurely day on the river. Horse riding is also a popular past time in the Dordogne.

The Dordogne, like much of France, is a food lover’s delight which you can find at the region’s many local markets. From rich confit de canard to more adventurous escargots, it’s a feast for all the senses. Don’t leave the Dordogne without sampling truffles and clafoutis, a traditional baked desert of plums and cherries. All these are perfectly complimented by the region’s many fine wines. Enjoy a red Bergerac or a Montbazillac sweet wine which makes a perfect accompaniment for deserts.

With all this on offer, it’s no wonder the Dordogne is one of France most popular summer holiday destinations. Browse our selection of Dordogne holiday cottages today and find a holiday destination that will give you a real taste of rural French life.
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  • Pigeonnier de la Boissyère

    Cénac-et-Saint-Julien, Dordogne

    Grade
    4
    2
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    Ref: F24517

    This historic and unusual pigeonnier lies in a very elevated position in the grounds of the discreet owner’s home in the centre of this popular and lively village. The detached holiday property is simply and comfortably furnished for easy holiday housekeeping. The lower part of the garden includes a swimming pool and pretty vine covered terrace. The River Dordogne, 300m away, offers opportunities for canoeing and picnics. The fascinating Bastide town of Domme ‘Acropolis of the Dordogne’ with its charming cobbled streets rises above Cénac. An ideal location for exploring.

    30 steps to entrance: Living/dining room with corner kitchen. Narrow stone stairs to first floor: Double bedroom. Shower room (no WC). WC. External stone steps to second floor: Twin bedroom

    • Landscaped garden
    • Terrace
    • Pool (10m x 5m, depth 0.8m to 1.8m)
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • TV (French)
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: Village centre (weekly market, shops, bars, bakers, restaurants, tennis, riding, chemist and bank), 300m from River Dordogne and canoe hire, 2km S of Domme (historic village, restaurants, tourist and craft shops), 12km S of Sarlat (historic town, twice weekly market, all facilities).

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  • Cajarc, nr. Figeac

    Cajarc, nr. Figeac

    Grade
    4
    1
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    1
    Ref: W13799

    A thoughtfully and cleverly designed barn conversion with original beams and stone walls, lots of natural light and modern bathroom, kitchen and furnishings. A balcony overlooks the private, lawned garden and surrounding woodland and there is a pathway which is quite steep through the woods down to the banks of the River Lot. There are a number of areas for relaxing and dining al-fresco which include a shaded area in the woods and elevated patio. The nearest town is Cajarc with bars, restaurants and local shops. The Lot is a haven for lovers of French culture and history. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 3km.

    Ground floor: Lounge, kitchen/diner. First floor: Shower room with toilet and basin, 1 double bedroom, mezzanine with twin beds.

    Electric heating, woodburner in dining room, cot, colour TV, DVD player, stereo/CD player, wi-fi, shared washing machine, freezer, microwave, garden, patio, balcony, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars, welcome pack. Sorry, no pets. NB: Sloping gardens, unsuitable for children under 10.

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  • Limeuil

    Limeuil

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: FAD297

    These holiday homes are located in Limeuil in the heart of Black Périgord, classed as one of the most beautiful villages in France. They are ideally situated in shared grounds with a shared tennis court, games barn with table tennis and table football, and a shared outdoor swimming pool (128m²), available from June-September, with sunloungers. Each property has a terrace equipped with outdoor furniture. The properties are set over 2 or 3 levels. Nearby attractions include beautiful villages such as Monpazier , Beaumont, Cadouin, Belves, Beynac, La Roque-Gageac and Domme. Sarlat, 36km, is also a must in the region. The River Dordogne is nearby with opportunities for canoeing, kayaking, rafting and fishing. Or if you prefer to visit a castle or even a cave, there are many treasures awaiting you. Golf enthusiasts will find the courses nearby. All in all, an ideal location for a peaceful stay in the countryside. Shop and restaurant 5km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, bathroom with shower and basin (no toilet), separate toilet. First floor: 2 double bedrooms.

    Oil heater, internet connection, shared washing machine, balcony, terrace, outdoor furniture, off road parking for 2 cars. Up to 2 pets welcome. NB: Open tread turning stairs to first floor.

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  • La Grange

    Rouffignac, Dordogne

    Grade
    4
    2
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    1
    Ref: F24428

    This attractive detached stone holiday cottage is situated in the grounds of the owner’s home and is surrounded by very spacious gardens which include a large alarmed swimming pool and ornamental unfenced pond. Surrounded by oak forests, this peaceful and relaxing countryside location in the heart of the Périgord Noir offers visitors a chance to explore the many world famous pre-historic sites and caves. Rouffignac with its Sunday market, shops and famous pre-historic cave paintings is just a few minutes’ drive away. The riverside towns and villages of Les Eyzies, St Leon, Le Bugue and Montignac, with their riverside restaurants, cafés and weekly markets offer opportunities for canoeing on the River Vézère. The whole area is dotted about with châteaux, fields of maize and quiet country lanes suitable for cycling and leisurely walking.

    Well-equipped kitchen/dining room with woodburning stove and patio doors to garden. Three steps down to bathroom/WC. Mezzanine lounge. Steep, open-tread stairs to first floor: Two bedrooms: One double, one twin

    • Private, lawned garden with drops and pond (take care with children)
    • Terrace
    • Swimming pool (11 x 5m, depth 1m to 2m)
    • Electric heating
    • Wood burning stove
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Freezer
    • TV (French channels only)
    • DVD
    • Radio/cassette/CD
    • Darts
    • Board games
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 4km W of Rouffignac (Sunday market, supermarket, caves, bakers, bank), 17km N of Le Bugue (riverside market town, shops, supermarket, museums, aquarium), 20km N of Les Eyzies (museum, railway, riverside restaurants).

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  • Coux-et-Bigaroque, nr. Sarlat

    Coux-et-Bigaroque, nr. Sarlat

    Grade
    4
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: W14181

    These adjoining holiday properties are ideal for a couple and suitable for a family of four or large groups of up to 8. Double doors from the living areas open onto an elevated, partially covered terrace/patio area that overlooks the shared outdoor swimming pool (10m x 6m) and the surrounding countryside. To the rear there is a second covered terrace area and the first floor bedroom (with kingsize bed) has a balcony. The location of the cottages is one of the most sought after in the Dordogne. To the north, Le Bugue is 4km and Les Eyzies is 15km, to the south (approximately 6km) is the River Dordogne and the main road that runs between Bergerac and Sarlat, as well as the two famous towns and the two most visited châteaux in the Dordogne - Beynac and Castelnaud. La Roque-Gageac and the Bastides of Domme, Belvès and Beaumont are all within easy driving distance. Canoeing, tennis and horse riding are available locally and there are two popular golf courses within 10km.
    Shop, café/bar and restaurant 4km.

    Double doors from the living areas open onto an elevated, partially covered terrace/patio area that overlooks the shared outdoor swimming pool (10m x 6m) and the surrounding countryside. To the rear there is a second covered terrace area and the first floor bedroom (with kingsize bed) has a balcony.

    The location of the cottages is one of the most sought after in the Dordogne. To the north, Le Bugue is 4km and Les Eyzies is 15km, to the south (approximately 6km) is the River Dordogne and the main road that runs between Bergerac and Sarlat, as well as the two famous towns and the two most visited châteaux in the Dordogne - Beynac and Castelnaud. La Roque-Gageac and the Bastides of Domme, Belvès and Beaumont are all within easy driving distance. Canoeing, tennis and horse riding are available locally and there are two popular golf courses within 10km.

    Shop, café/bar and restaurant 4km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, bathroom with separate shower, toilet and basin. First floor: 1 kingsize bedroom, double sofa bed in lounge.

    Electric heating, cot, highchair, satellite TV, DVD player, wi-fi, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, lawned garden, patio, balcony, garden furniture, barbecue, on street parking. Up to 2 pets welcome. NB: Drop from swimming pool.

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  • Layrac, nr. Agen

    Layrac, nr. Agen

    Grade
    4
    2
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    2
    Ref: W12774

    An ideal place to enjoy some variety in your holiday in south-west France. For relaxing on hot summer afternoons, a large covered terrace area overlooks the larger than average private swimming pool, gardens and a lake adjacent to this detached house. The interior features a bar area in the lounge and a conservatory. Two karting tracks, and lake for jet skis and water skiing within 5km. Cosmopolitan Agen is about 8km, whilst popular Moissac and pretty villages and bastides are within 40km. The spa town of Casteljaloux (with golf course and swimming lake with a sandy beach) is a similar distance. Because of its proximity to the main road networks, day trips to Bordeaux and some coastal resorts of the Atlantic coast, such as Arcachon, are possible. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 2km.

    Lounge/diner, kitchen/diner, conservatory, bathroom with basin, 2 double bedrooms each with en-suite shower, toilet and basin.

    Oil central heating, woodburner in lounge, cot, colour TV (French channels only), DVD, wi-fi at cost, washing machine, freezer, microwave, lawned garden, patio, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets.

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  • Gramat

    Gramat

    Grade
    4
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    1
    Ref: FML101

    Gramat is the ideal place for a holiday in an unspoilt wildlife park, where an aquatic centre and gardens await exploration. The complex consists of 40 wooden houses and 21 cottages, all individually air-conditioned. They are equipped with a terrace with garden furniture and are very comfortable. On-site facilities include a shared outdoor swimming pool with a paddling pool (open April to October depending on weather conditions), fitness room, table tennis room, bowling alley, playground and beach-volleyball. Visit the Causses-du-Quercy National Park - ideal for hiking. Shop and restaurant 3km.

    Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with toilet and basin, 1 double bedroom, 2 single beds in lounge.

    Microwave, shared grounds, terrace, garden furniture, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets.

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  • Lanzac

    Lanzac

    Grade
    4
    2
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    1
    Ref: FML050

    The Domaine de Lanzac is located in a 10-hectare park, offering beautiful holiday properties built in the architectural style in the Dordogne region (refs: FML050, FML051, FML052, FML053, FML054, FML055 and FML056). Take advantage of the on site restaurant with a large terrace, where the service is available both inside and outside, or relax in the bar area, where there is a large TV showing the latest major sporting events.

    Wi-fi is available (free) in all properties. There are three shared outdoor swimming pools (one 24m x 10m, one 11m x 7m and a further pool especially designed for toddlers).

    For the more active guests, there is a tennis court and a football field. For golfers, there is a beautiful golf course with 18 holes (at cost) just a 20-minute drive away.

    Shop 7km and restaurant 100m.

    Lounge/kitchen/diner, bathroom with toilet and basin, separate toilet, 2 twin bedrooms.

    Electric heating, DVD player, wi-fi, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, microwave, shared garden, shared terraces, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. NB: Turning stairs to first floor. Steps and slopes in grounds.

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  • Plaisance

    Plaisance

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: FAD312

    This traditional detached farmhouse is surrounded by farmland, and has extensive countryside views. It is an ideal location to explore the many delights the area has to offer. Plaisance is a tiny hamlet in the beautiful Dordogne region, which has many attractions including colourful local markets, full of local produce and local wines. Explore some of the attractive fortified towns dating from medieval times, or take a canoe trip down the tranquil Dordogne River as it flows past riverside towns and châteaux. Make sure you take the time to visit Bergerac, 20km, with its many shops and amenities. Shop 5km, restaurant 1km.

    Ground floor: Lounge, dining room, kitchen, separate toilet and basin. First floor: 2 double bedrooms, both with en-suite shower room, toilet and basin.

    Electric heating, cot, satellite TV, DVD player, CD player, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, balcony, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. One pet welcome. No smoking please.

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  • Dégagnac, nr. Gourdon

    Dégagnac, nr. Gourdon

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: W14361

    Set in a large garden, this spacious, simply furnished, detached property is surrounded by the lush Bouraine countryside and offers a private swimming pool (5m x 12m, depth 1 - 1.5m), and enjoys fantastic views from the sheltered pool terrace. The property is situated within a short drive from the medieval market town of Gourdon and Domme, a ’Bastide Royale’ that has one of the best viewpoints of the region over the River Dordogne and its valley. Nearby are the villages of Salviac and Cazals, with a local shop and restaurant in the village of Dégagnac and tennis, fishing and horse-riding within 3km. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 3km.

    All on ground floor: Lounge, dining room, kitchen, utility room with shower, study, bathroom with bidet and basin (no toilet), separate toilet and basin, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Oil central heating, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, private lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. Sunday to Sunday changeover day. NB: 2 steps to entrance. Dry pond in garden.

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  • La Vieille Boulangerie

    Les Graulges, Dordogne

    Grade
    4
    2
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    1
    Ref: F24490

    This charming stone holiday cottage once formed part of the village bakery and adjoins the owners’ house, which is rarely occupied. Enjoy breakfast on the private terrace whilst the heated swimming pool and terrace in the two-hectare grounds offer a splendid place for relaxing. Situated mid-way between Angoulême and Brantôme, known as the “Venice of the Périgord”. The ancient town of Mareuil is just a few minutes’ drive or cycle ride away and has a château, quaint streets, restaurants and bars. There are many interesting châteaux in the area, and opportunities for canoeing, walking, cycling and enjoying local cuisine abound.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room, beams, wooden floor. Kitchen, beams, tiled floor. First floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Shower room/WC

    • Landscaped garden
    • Terrace
    • Shared pool (10m x 5m)
    • Oil heating
    • Woodburner
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • DVD
    • CD
    • T/cot
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: 5km NE of Mareuil (château, restaurants, bars, shops), 20km N of Brantôme (historic town, canoeing, Friday market), 25km S of Angoulême (cathedral city), 45km N of Périgueux (capital of Dordogne).

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  • Lolme

    Lolme

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: FAD235

    This detached stone holiday cottage is situated in delightful countryside just 6km from the famous Bastide of Monpazier, classified as one of France’s most beautiful villages. This property boasts far reaching views across open countryside from the private south facing terrace where you can dine al fresco. There are many historic villages and towns within a short drive, notably Beaumont-du-Périgord, 11km, Monflanquin, 30km, Bèlves, 22km away. The charming, discreet owners live in the grounds of 4 hectares and offer you a warm welcome. Shop and restaurant 6km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with toilet and basin. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Heating, cot, highchair, colour TV (French channels only), internet connection, washing machine, freezer, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Pet free of charge. No smoking please. NB: Steep open-tread stairs to first floor. Step to kitchen. Low beams and sloping ceiling in twin bedroom. Drop from terrace.

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